Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Explore with the Geographical Society of Philadelphia – PEOPLE/PLACES/PERSPECTIVES

The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world.
The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and world cultures to its members and the public in the Philadelphia area.

In our 130 years as the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, we have championed Arctic exploration, witnessed the first lunar landing, and, together with our members, made many trips around the world.

We thank you so much for your support, and for making our community lively, vibrant, and informed.

Explorer extraordinaire, a GEO honoree Erik Weihenmayer, who has been blind since his teenage years, conquered mountains (including all of the Seven Summits!), and so much more. Over 400 attended GEO’s Annual Legacy Event to see Erik honored on February 7, 2016. The accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker shared his unique “vision” of the world and his amazing stories of adventure. Take a listen to his “Message of Hope”!

 

Check back to see what our program for the next season holds, and how you can experience the world in new ways.  Become a member to support the legacy of one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prestigious organizations.

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Our Explorers and the Bulletin Newsletter

2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Honoring Guinness Records Holder Taylor Demonbreun – GEO’s 129th Legacy Event

Join us on June 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 PM, as we celebrate our 130-year legacy in honoring Taylor as our 129th Explorer. Let’s raise a glass to reconnect in person, meeting old and new friends, and celebrating Taylor and the world travel! Taylor holds four Guinness World Records: the Youngest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female, as well as the Fastest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female.

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The Bulletin Newsletter!

Sign up for our Bulletin Newsletter and be the first to hear about upcoming events, news, and specials.  Contact us at geosocphil@gmail.com To view our Newsletters please click the links below: GEO Bulletin 129th Season, Spring 2020  Pandemic Edition GEO Bulleting 129th Season, November 2019 Thanksgiving Edition GEO Bulletin 128th[…]

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People/Places/Perspectives

  • Join us on May 12 6:30 PM (EDT)! María Luisa Guardiola will take us on a trip designed to trail the footsteps of Republican forces during the #spanishcivilwar (1936-1939) across the Spanish Mediterranean corridor, ending in #Catalonia, right next to the French border where #AntonioMachado, an elder poetic voice for the Republican cause died at the end of the war in 1939, bookending the Republic’s demise. Maria Luisa will mention a few international figures related to the Spanish Civil War, including #ernesthemingway an American novelist recipient of the #NobelPrize for Literature in 1954, and #federicogarcialorca as one of the most important Spanish poets and dramatists of the twentieth century. #geosocietyphila
    Join us on May 12 6:30 PM (EDT)! María Luisa Guardiola will take us on a trip designed to trail the footsteps of Republican forces during the #spanishcivilwar (1936-1939) across the Spanish Mediterranean corridor, ending in #Catalonia, right next to the French border where #AntonioMachado, an elder poetic voice for the Republican cause died at the end of the war in 1939, bookending the Republic’s demise. Maria Luisa will mention a few international figures related to the Spanish Civil War, including #ernesthemingway an American novelist recipient of the #NobelPrize for Literature in 1954, and #federicogarcialorca as one of the most important Spanish poets and dramatists of the twentieth century. #geosocietyphila
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  • Happy Earth Day #philadelphia; #delawareriver and #schuylkillriver! Tonight at 6:30pm, BYO Bottle and join our experts including a #triathlete! Link in the bio👆🏻
    Happy Earth Day #philadelphia; #delawareriver and #schuylkillriver! Tonight at 6:30pm, BYO Bottle and join our experts including a #triathlete! Link in the bio👆🏻
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  • Geographical Society's Upcoming Program - A Panel Discussion on #EarthDay, a presentation about #Identity and #Heritage featuring #Spain, and our Annual Legacy Event coming up...honoring a #GuinessWorldRecord holder (four records to be exact) explorer; our first in-person event of 2021: Taylor Demonbreun! https://mailchi.mp/08c3f693fbe5/geospring2021events-13362255 Link in the bio👆🏻
    Geographical Society's Upcoming Program - A Panel Discussion on #EarthDay, a presentation about #Identity and #Heritage featuring #Spain, and our Annual Legacy Event coming up...honoring a #GuinessWorldRecord holder (four records to be exact) explorer; our first in-person event of 2021: Taylor Demonbreun! https://mailchi.mp/08c3f693fbe5/geospring2021events-13362255 Link in the bio👆🏻
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  • Today is #International Day for Monuments & Sites! Although many World Heritage sites are closed due to the global pandemic, you can still explore them virtually with Google Arts & Culture! #Explore with @Unesco https://lnkd.in/d8jbC8E#MonumentsDay #WorldHeritage  #worldheritagesites #explore #themoreyouknow #geosocietyphila
    Today is #International Day for Monuments & Sites! Although many World Heritage sites are closed due to the global pandemic, you can still explore them virtually with Google Arts & Culture! #Explore with @Unesco https://lnkd.in/d8jbC8E #MonumentsDay #WorldHeritage #worldheritagesites #explore #themoreyouknow #geosocietyphila
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  • #OnThisDay, 2 years ago the world sadly witnessed the #NotreDame Cathedral burning.#WorldHeritage sites are priceless & in the face of #COVID19, we must stand together to #ProtectHeritage. It is our responsibility to ensure that our past has a future for all. Photo: ©️ Carantinemace @unesco 📷 #ShareCulture #ShareOurWorldHeritage #notredame #preservation #restoration #DoesAPlaceDie? @geosocietyphila #heritagecity #philadelphia
    #OnThisDay, 2 years ago the world sadly witnessed the #NotreDame Cathedral burning. #WorldHeritage sites are priceless & in the face of #COVID19, we must stand together to #ProtectHeritage. It is our responsibility to ensure that our past has a future for all. Photo: ©️ Carantinemace @unesco 📷 #ShareCulture #ShareOurWorldHeritage #notredame #preservation #restoration #DoesAPlaceDie? @geosocietyphila #heritagecity #philadelphia
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  • Today is the National Look Up to the Sky Day!! Why is the sky is blue? How can you celebrate when it’s raining? Need activity ideas? 1. Go on a hike 2. Join @geosocietyphila to explore 3. Go birdwatching #people #places #perspectiveshift
    Today is the National Look Up to the Sky Day!! Why is the sky is blue? How can you celebrate when it’s raining? Need activity ideas? 1. Go on a hike 2. Join @geosocietyphila to explore 3. Go birdwatching #people #places #perspectiveshift
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